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Rezé (44), France
Jinks Kunst, born in Switzerland in 1976, is a self-taught multidisciplinary visual artist. He hijacks traffic signs, makes realistic paintings using stencils and plays with pixels by creating portraits with legos, cigarette filters or beer capsules.
He is lulled into art by his grandfather, an art ceramist (best in France), poet and inventor. At the end of the 1980s, rap music and culture punctuated his life. He is then challenged by the visual of Mode2 in the skateboard magazine NoWay, then by the cover of the album "Chromatique", of the Swiss group Sens Unik, signed by Lazoo of the MAC collective.
He starts sketching graffiti lettering. Since the beginning of the 2000s, Jinks participates in exhibitions and events in France and abroad (Switzerland, Italy, England, Cambodia, Benin, Senegal, Nepal, United States...). His works are present in several private collections, and published in a dozen international books.
Jinks Kunst travels in order to share and transmit his artistic technique and thus develop the social link around a participative project.
(Profile photo: ©Vincent Prieur)
This artist is exceptionally presenting his works on KAZoART as part of the Street Art Sale for Emmaus International.
The realization of a painting in the shantytown of Sidi Moumen in Casablanca (Morocco) which represents a scene of Moroccan life.
Collaboration with the Prasad project of the Art Lab association in Kathmandu (Nepal) which organizes street art workshops.
A fresco, a tribute to Mahabir Pun (a Nepalese teacher known for his wifi installation work in remote areas of the Himalayas) closed the event in Beni (Nepal). It is the occasion for Jinks to realize a 2.5 x 4.3m portrait.
Organization of the Project "Djiguene & Goor" in Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and Benin.
Participation in the Strokar exhibition organized by Fred Atax, at the Vandeborght space in Brussels, alongside Jonone, Kashink, Levalet, Jérome Mesnager, Jef Aérosol...
The exhibition of his work at Studio 49 in Geneva with Andy Warhol, Taki 183, Tkid, Banksy, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cope2, Blek Le Rat, Os Gemeos... followed by an auction at the Hôtel des Ventes Galartis in Lausanne. The realization, within the framework of the Cambodia Urban Art festival in Phnom Penh (Cambodia), of a work in homage to the film "Les pépites" by Xavier de Lauzanne, which was shot in the same city. There he met the director who was interested in his work. Organisation of the "Alibi" project in 2019 in Iraqi Kurdistan and in refugee camps (Chatila, Bar Elias...) in Lebanon.
Jinks leads his artistic projects in France and actively prepares his next actions abroad in collaboration with the association Solid'Art International.